Americas awards 2015: shortlist revealed

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The nominees for IFLR's 2015 Americas awards have been announced. The research process has whittled down all submissions to a number of highly competitive deal and team of the year shortlists.

Please note there are no shortlists for national law firms of the year.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on March 26 at the Pierre in New York City.

On the night IFLR will also present the Outstanding Achievement award to Jason Kravitt from Mayer Brown. Kravitt is being honoured for his tremendous contribution to securitisation law. We will also present the Contribution to regulatory reform award to Covington & Burling's John Dugan for his invaluable input into post-crisis reforms.

The law firms on each deal below are listed in alphabetical order and are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but is not listed, please contact Zoe Thomas at zoe.thomas@euromoneyny.com .

To reserve your table for the ceremony please contact Melanie Petch at mpetch@euromoneyplc.com or call +44 207 779 8836. For Latin American enquiries, please contact Roberto Miranda at rmiranda@legalmediagroup.com or call +1 212 224 3494.

DEALS OF THE YEAR

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED

CEMEX's contingent convertible units
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kuri Brena
Ritch Mueller
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Comcel Trust's senior notes
Cuestas PPQ
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Walkers

GNL Quintero bond refinancing
Carey
Guerrero Olivos Novoa y Errázuriz
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Mexico sovereign bond issuance
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Ritch Mueller
Sullivan & Cromwell

Tonon Bioenergia secured high-yield offering
Clifford Chance
Lobo & de Rizzo
Pinheiro Guimaraes
White & Case

Walgreens' acquisition financing for Boots Alliance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

EQUITY

Ally Financial IPO
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Sullivan & Cromwell

FHipo
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Galaz Yamazaki Ruiz Urquiza
Muñoz Manzo y Ocampo
Paul Hastings
Ritch Mueller

Lumenis re-IPO
Gornitzky & Co
Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Mobileye IPO
Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
Morrison & Foerster
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stibbe
Van Campen Liem

Oi equity offering
Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
White & Case

LOAN

GTech committed financing
Clifford Chance
Shearman & Sterling

KKR/Goodpack acquisition financing
Maples and Calder
Paul Hastings
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sigma Alimentos/CampoFrio acquisition financing
Baker & McKenzie
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
DLA Piper
Jones Day
Linklaters
Paul Hastings
Ritch Mueller
Shearman & Sterling

Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde unsecured credit facility
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Echecopar (member firm of Baker & McKenzie)
Mayer Brown
Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

M&A

AerCap/ILFC
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Debevoise & Plimpton
NautaDutilh
Paul Hastings

Corning/Samsung Display
Paul Hastings
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Glencore Xstrata/Caracal Energy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
McCarthy Tetrault
Stikeman Elliott
Torys

Lenovo/Motorola Mobility
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Sterigenics/Nordion
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Gowlings
Kirkland & Ellis
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stikeman Elliott

Suntory/Beam
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Nishimura & Asahi
Sidley Austin

UNACEM/Lafarge's Ecuadorian cement operations
Arizaga & Co
Bustamante & Bustamante
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Fennemore Craig
White & Case

Verizon/Vodafone
Debevoise & Plimpton
Jones Day
Macfarlanes
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Slaughter and May
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Weil Gotshal & Manges

PRIVATE EQUITY

Amex travel business spinout
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Dechert
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Centerbridge Partners' sale of Satelites Mexicanos
Debevoise & Plimpton
Greenberg Traurig
Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes
Ropes & Gray

CPPIB/Wilton Re
Debevoise & Plimpton
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Torys

JLL Partners/ Patheon
Allen & Overy
Blakes
Borden Ladner Gervais
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Goodwin Procter
Hinckley Allen & Snyder
Latham & Watkins
Maples and Calder
Norton Rose Fulbright
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Permira Funds/Atrium Innovations
Norton Rose Fulbright
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stikeman Elliott

PROJECT FINANCE

Cameron LNG terminal
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell

Freeport LNG terminal
Chadbourne & Parke
Hunton & Williams 
Linklaters
White & Case

Kelar gas turbine power plant
Bae Kim Lee
Carey & Allende
Cariola Diez Perez-Cotapos & Cia
Claro y Cia
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Hogan Lovells
Larrain y Asociados
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
White & Case

Las Bambas copper mine
Carey
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Grau Abogados
Linklaters
Miranda Amando
Rodrigo Elías & Medrano
White & Case

Rutas de Lima toll road
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mayer Brown
Rodrigo Elías & Medrano
Rubio Leguia Normand

SBM Offshore bond offering
Daniel Brantley & Associates
L'Etude
Linklaters
McInnes Cooper
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Watson Farley & Williams

Texas toll road SH183 PPP
Mayer Brown
Norton Rose Fulbright

Ventika wind farm
Allen & Overy
Galicia Abogados
Jones Day
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

RESTRUCTURING

Alsacia & Express restructure
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana
Carey
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Detroit Chapter 9 proceedings
Arent Fox
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clark Hill
Dentons
Jones Day
Kirkland & Ellis
Sidley Austin
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Essar Steel Algoma restructure
Goodmans
Kirkland & Ellis
McCarthy Tétrault
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Shearman & Sterling
Stikeman Elliott
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Excel Maritime Carriers' pre-negotiated Chapter 11 reorganisation
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Holland & Knight
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

OSG restructure
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Brown Rudnick
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Polsinelli
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Wanxiang/Fisker
Brown Rudnick
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
Kirkland & Ellis
Sidley Austin

STRUCTURED FINANCE AND SECURITISATION

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's MPF Direct Program
Kaye Scholer
Morrison & Foerster

Rio oil royalties securitisation
Campos Mello
DLA Piper
Hogan Lovells
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch

Scorpio Tankers’ Kexim-guaranteed notes
Allen & Overy
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Seward & Kissel
Shin & Kim
Walkers

Vaulted Gold Bullion Trust
Baker & McKenzie
Jones Walker
Morrison & Foerster
Stikeman Elliott

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

Equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Morrison & Foerster
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

Financial regulation

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Morrison & Foerster
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Loan

Clifford Chance
Paul Hastings
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges

M&A

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Debevoise & Plimpton
Sidley Austin
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Torys
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Private equity

Debevoise & Plimpton
Dechert
Ropes & Gray
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Project finance

Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
White & Case

Restructuring

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Kirkland & Ellis
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Structured finance and securitisation

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Hogan Lovells
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Morrison & Foerster

Debt in-house

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citigroup
Credit Suisse
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

Equity in-house

Barclays
Citigroup
Credit Suisse
Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley

AMERICAS FIRM OF THE YEAR


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mayer Brown
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Morrison & Foerster
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

 


 

 

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